02-08-2010, 08:35 PM #1
FL - Danielle T. Brown, 22, Leon County, 5 Feb 2010
Family worried about missing daughter
democrat staff writer • February 8, 2010
Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting assistance locating a missing person, Danielle T. Brown.
Brown was last seen on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 8:30p.m., leaving her residence in the 7200 block of Springhill Road. She was driving a 1994 Silver Buick with Florida Tag 694YBX and wearing South Pole brand Jeans and a yellow shirt.
Her family reports that it is unusual for her not to be in contact with them and is concerned for her welfare.
Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Brown, or has had contact with her since Friday, February 5, 2010, is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at 922-3300.
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02-08-2010, 08:36 PM #2
Missing Tallahassee Woman
Updated: 5:36 PM Feb 8, 2010
Missing Tallahassee Woman
LCSO Request Assistance in Locating Danielle T. Brown
Posted: 5:36 PM Feb 8, 2010
Reporter: Press Release
Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting assistance locating a missing person, Danielle T. Brown. Brown was last seen on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 8:30p.m., leaving her residence in the 7200 block of Springhill Road.
Brown was driving a 1994 Silver Buick with Florida Tag 694YBX and wearing South Pole brand Jeans and a yellow shirt. Brown’s family reports that it is unusual for her not to be in contact with them and is concerned for her welfare.
Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Brown, or has had contact with her since Friday, February 5, 2010, is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300.
Name: Danielle T. Brown
02-09-2010, 09:11 PM #3
Missing Tallahassee woman's car found in Georgia
The investigation into the case of a missing Tallahassee woman escalated Tuesday after her car was found abandoned in Pavo, Ga.
Holly Moore • DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER • February 9, 2010
Danielle Brown, 21, was last seen around 8:30 p.m. Friday leaving her house in the 7200 block of Springhill Road, said Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki, spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
The Pavo Police Department reported finding Brown’s silver Buick after receiving a tip of an abandoned car at the refuse site. No sign of Brown was found in or around the vehicle which has been impounded as evidence. Pavo is northeast of Thomasville.
At this point, foul play has not been ruled out, Drzewiecki said.
“Based on the family’s report that it’s unusual to be out of contact with her, and now the discovery of her vehicle in Pavo, certainly is a great concern as the detectives work this investigation,” he said. “Everything is on the table.”
Pavo Police Chief Sydney Turner agrees that it’s too early to dismiss anything.
“I hope she’s OK, for the family, I really do,” Turner said. “I’m hoping for the best and expecting the worst.”
Brown was reported missing on Sunday. She’s been entered in the National Crime Information Center as Missing and Endangered.
Anybody with information Brown is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300.
02-10-2010, 12:16 AM #4
Danielle T. Brown was arrested in Leon County, FL on 12 drug related charges in August 2009.
Here is an updated article from wctv.tv Her car was found about 70 miles away from her home at a dump in Pavo, GA. The interior had been burned.
UPDATED 2-9-10 5PM by Julie Montanaro
The car of a missing Tallahassee woman has been found abandoned across the state line.
21-year-old Danielle Brown was last seen at her home off Springhill Road at about 8:30 Friday night and no one has seen or heard from her since. Her mother reported her missing Sunday evening at about 7:30.
Deputies call her disappearance "suspicious" and say the discovery of her car at a dump site in Pavo, Georgia on Monday is even more disturbing.
The silver Buick is now at an impound lot in Thomasville. The tag was removed and the car's interior was set on fire.
Deputies are working with police in Pavo to try to find out how the car wound up in the small town some 70 miles from Brown's home in Tallahassee.
"We have not found any sign of Ms. Brown in the car or near the car. Obviously, that's going to be an intense focus of our investigation of how that car ended up in Pavo and under what circumstances it was discovered," said LCSO Spokesman Tony Drzewiecki.
Family and friends gathered at Brown's house off Springhill Road Tuesday had no comment.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
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02-10-2010, 12:09 PM #5
February 10, 2010
Updated: Man arrested in connection with arson of missing woman's car
By Jeff Burlew
Senior Government Editor
updated 10:36 a.m.
The man charged with arson in the burning of a missing Leon County woman’s car was her boyfriend, according to law-enforcement officials.
Elijah James, 35, was arrested on a charge of first-degree arson, said Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki, spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. He has not been charged in connection with the woman’s disappearance.
His girlfriend, Danielle T. Brown, was last seen Friday night leaving her residence in the 7200 block of Springhill Road. Her car was found Monday at the Pavo, Ga., Refuse Site.
“We absolutely are worried about her safety, and we think she’s in danger,” said W. Sydney Turner, chief of the Pavo Police Department. “We’re hoping for the best, but we don’t know what to expect. We continue to search for her, and we ask anybody with information on her whereabouts to please contact (authorities).”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at 922-3300 or the Pavo Police Department at (229) 859-2111.
Turner said James became a suspect in the arson of Brown’s car after investigators learned the two had a romantic relationship. Turner was arrested at a residence in eastern Leon County.
Turner added that the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that an accelerant was used to burn Brown’s 1994 Buick.
Check back with Tallahassee.com for more on this story.
One man has been arrested on charges of first-degree arson after the Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office identified him as a suspect in the arson of a missing Tallahassee woman's car, according to Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki, spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Elijah James, 35, was arrested at a home on King Post Way in eastern Leon County.
Danielle Brown, 21, was last seen around 8:30 p.m. Friday leaving her house in the 7200 block of Springhill Road. Her car was found abandoned in Pavo, Ga., Monday.
The Pavo Police Department reported finding Brown's silver Buick after receiving a tip of an abandoned car at the refuse site. No sign of Brown was found in or around the vehicle, which has been impounded as evidence. Pavo is northeast of Thomasville.
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02-10-2010, 12:32 PM #6
UPDATE: Apparently Elijah James, the boyfriend that is in Leon County Jail, has told LEO where to locate Danielle Brown. This is such a tragic story. Prayers to the family and friends.
February 10, 2010
Updated: Search for Brown focused on area near King Post Way and Old Miccosukee Road
By Jeff Burlew
Senior Government Editor
Update: 11:06 a.m.
The Leon County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a search for Danielle T. Brown in the Miccosukee community near King Post Way and Old Miccosukee Road, according to spokesman Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki.
Drzewiecki said a press briefing will be held between 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
02-10-2010, 04:16 PM #7
UPDATE: Search for Danielle T. Brown continues by foot, horseback, and helicopter.
Updated 1:12p.m 2-10
Leon County deputies along with help from Danielle Brown's family and friends are searching the woods near King Post Way in Miccosukee.
They are searching the area by foot, horseback and helicopter hoping to find Brown.
Deputies say the man arrested for torching Brown's car, 35-year-old Elijah James was arrested at his mothers house on King Post Way Tuesday night.
They say James and Brown were friends and James lived with Brown off and on at her Springhill Road home.
Deputies say she was last seen leaving her home with James Friday night.
After James' arrest for arson, police in Pavo, Georgia served a search warrant at the home of James' sister, Carmen James who lives on Roberts Street in Pavo.
The Pavo police chief says they did recover several bags of evidence but would not disclose what they found.
Right now deputies are calling Elijah James a "person of interest" in Brown's disappearance.
We'll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
02-10-2010, 07:58 PM #8
UPDATE: The search for Danielle Brown continues in east Tallahassee.
Updated 6:13 P.M.
Family members of Danielle Brown were struggling to hold on to hope Wednesday as law-enforcement officers searched rural Leon County for the missing woman.
But they were still praying they’d find Brown alive and well.
“We just want to get our baby home,” said Brown’s mom, Sonja Brown. “It’s hard to remain optimistic with everything we’ve found out.”
Her dad, Tommy Brown, said he wasn’t sure her daughter would be found OK.
“Your hopes are about gone after 48 hours,” he said.
Brown, 21, was last seen with her ex-boyfriend, Elijah James, 35, on Friday night as the two left her home on Springhill Road, said Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki, spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Brown was behind the wheel of a 1994 Buick.
On Monday, workers for the city of Pavo, Ga., in Thomas County found the car at the city dump, said W. Sydney Turner, chief of the Pavo Police Department. An accelerant had been used to catch the inside of the car on fire, and at least one serial number and the license plate had been removed, Turner said. However, investigators were able to track the car to Brown from a serial number in the trunk.
Investigators identified James as a person of interest in the car fire and arrested him late Monday at property owned by his mother on King Post Way, a dirt road off Miccosukee Road in rural Leon County. James, arrested on a charge of first-degree arson, is being held in the Leon County Jail. He is expected to be extradited at some point to Georgia on the arson charge, Drzewiecki said.
Investigators interviewed James extensively, Drzewiecki said, but they declined to release information from the interview. Investigators also recovered evidence from the burned-out car and a residence of one of James’ family members in Georgia. They said family members of both Brown and James were helping in the investigation.
Drzewiecki said investigators learned that one place Brown and James might have been going to Friday night was the property on King Post Way. On Wednesday, they conducted a search of a 5-mile radius around the property hoping to find Brown or any evidence pointing to her location. Deputies searched on foot, on horseback and by helicopter.
02-10-2010, 08:13 PM #9
Update: Search for Danielle Brown to resume on Thursday morning.
UPDATED 2.10.10 7pm
Search crews spent the day scouring the woods in Miccosukkee, looking for a missing Tallahassee woman. That search has been called off for the night and will resume in the morning.
Deputies say they don't know if Danielle Brown is dead or alive, and family members anxious to join the search were advised not to for fear of what they might find.
Deputies on horseback, volunteers on foot and helicopters in the air blanketed the woods and plantations of Miccosukkee looking for 21 year old Danielle Brown.
Brown disappeared on Friday, her car was discovered burned and abandoned in Pavo, Georgia on Monday, and a man her father calls her on-again, off-again boyfriend was arrested Tuesday.
35 year old Elijah James was charged with arson and is considered a "person of interest" in Brown's disappearance, but deputies say they don't have proof of foul play yet.
"The fact that he is being charged with the arson of Ms. Brown's vehicle does provide us a greater sense of concern for her welfare and does make him a person of interest in our investigation," said LCSO Spokesman Tony Drzewiecki.
James was arrested at his mother's home on King Post Way. The search fans out from there. A command post is set up across the street and Brown's father was anxiously awaiting word not far away.
Tommy Brown says he and several other relatives wanted to participate in the search, but were told no. Several family friends and co-workes did join the search.
Tommy Brown says his daughter and Elijah James had dated on and off for a couple of years. He says he was never a fan of James, and told his daughter so, but to no avail.
"I just hope they find her," he said, though he didn't have much hope of the search ending well.
Deputies revealed Wednesday that Brown was last seen leaving her Tallahassee home with James Friday night.
James's mother, Ira James, tells us he arrived at his sister's house in Pavo late Saturday night, claiming to have hitch-hiked from Tallahassee.
The Pavo Police Chief confirms they did search the sister's house for clues.
"The evidence was obtained, which I cannot discuss because of the ongoing investigation, but there were several bags of evidence obtained," said Pavo Police Chief W. Syndey Turner.
James's mother says her son told her that the last time he saw Danielle Brown, the two had argued and she had kicked him out of the house.
02-11-2010, 12:11 PM #10
UPDATE: The search for Danielle Brown is now focused in Pavo, GA
UPDATE 2.11.10 10am
The search for missing Tallahassee woman Danielle Brown has resumed and today police officers and deputies are focusing their search on the Pavo, Georgia dump site where maintenance workers found her abandoned car.
Pavo Police Cheif W. Sydney Turner says there will be a ground search and an air search of the area conducted this morning.
Leon County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Tony Drzewiecki says deputies will also be searching Highway 59 from Miccosukkee to the Georgia line for any sign of Brown.
02-11-2010, 04:53 PM #11
UPDATE: Witnesses have been located
According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, witnesses have been located to confirm that Elijah James was driving Danielle Brown’s vehicle in Pavo, Georgia, without Brown, on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Brown has been missing since Friday and James, her ex-boyfriend was arrested Tuesday on charges of arson to Brown's car.
Search for Danielle Brown
Danielle's father, who is the owner of the vehicle, advised LCSO that James did not have permission to drive the car. Today LCSO issued an arrest warrant for James on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle.
According to LCSO, James remains a person of interest in the disappearance of Brown.
02-11-2010, 10:03 PM #12
UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. 02/11/10 - Pavo, Georgia
PAVO, Ga. — Shards of multi-colored bottles were ground into the dirt road leading into Pavo, Ga.’s city dump Thursday, crushed by scores of law-enforcement officers searching for a missing Tallahassee woman.
Their black, nearly knee-high boots buried the glass deeper into the dirt. But their minds weren’t on broken glass. They were looking for anything yellow or blue. Those were the colors last worn by Danielle Brown – a yellow shirt and blue South Pole brand jeans.
Search for Danielle Brown
Brown, 21, was last seen a week ago today at 8:30 p.m., leaving her residence on Springhill Road in Tallahassee. She was driving a 1994 silver Buick. That car was found Monday in Pavo’s dump and that’s why officers revisited the 3-acre site.
Pavo Police Chief Sydney Turner said, “We just want to make sure we haven’t missed something.”
Turner said later in the day that “we did not see anything of value.” However, officers committed to doing additional walk-throughs after Turner surveyed the area by helicopter. Search dogs were also used. But Turner said the dogs didn’t uncover anything significant.
Brown’s ex-boyfriend, Elijah James, was arrested Tuesday on a first-degree arson charge after Brown’s car was found in the dump. The car had been damaged by fire. James, who is being held in the Leon County Jail, faced an additional charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle Thursday after witnesses said they saw him driving around Pavo alone in the car Saturday. Brown’s father is the owner of the car. He said James didn’t have permission to drive it.
Thursday, there were singed stumps and other pieces of wood in the dump. The woods surrounding the acreage were also searched. Twelve-to-15-foot bamboo-looking stalks filled the muddy city dump which is next door to a park on West McDonald Street in Thomas County. On the other side of the dump is a small pond where officers searched its murky depths with underwater gear.
Search teams plan to return to Leon County’s Miccosukee area Friday to continue looking for any sign of Brown. Searcher spent hours in the same area off of King Post Way on Wednesday.
02-12-2010, 01:16 PM #13
UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. 02/12/10 - Elijah James is being held without bond
It has been one week since anyone has seen or heard from 21 year old Danielle Brown.
She was last seen leaving her home on Springhill Road at about 8:30pm Friday, February 5th with Elijah James, a man her father calls her on again, off again boyfriend.
James, who is considered a person of interest in Brown's disappearance is being held at the Leon County Jail.
He appeared before a judge via video link this morning to face newly filed charges for stealing Brown's car. The judge set bond at $25,000, but James won't be getting out of jail anytime soon.
James is being held without bond on an arson charge out of Georgia. This morning he also agreed to waive extradition to the Peach State.
James is accused of setting Brown's car on fire and abandoning it a dump site in the small town of Pavo, Georgia. A search of the dump and nearby ponds Thursday did not yield any new clues to Brown's whereabouts. Neither did a search of woods near James's mother's house in Miccosukkee a day earlier.
02-12-2010, 05:28 PM #14
UPDATE - 3:30 p.m. 02/12/10 - Billboards of Danielle Brown are going up in Tallahassee
Billboards are now going up all over town to try to solicit tips in the disappeareance of a Tallahassee woman.
Pictures of a smiling Danielle Brown are now flashing on billboards along Thomasville Road, North Monroe Street and West Tennessee Street.
An LCSO spokesman says they hope someone will remember seeing Brown with - or without- person of interest Elijah James since she disappeared one week ago today.
LCSO is expecting dozens of citizen volunteers to join deputies in Miccosukee again tomorrow to continue searching for Brown.
Volunteers can gather at the Old Concord School on Highway 59, just north of the Cal-Mart.
LCSO has also created a dedicated web page with information about this case, which includes a form for e-mailing tips.
To find it go to the Leon County Sheriff's Office web site at www.leoncountyso.com, then click on the red header at the top of its homepage which says "Missing Person - Danielle Brown."
It will lead to a missing persons poster, a tip form and all the information LCSO has released to the public about the case so far.
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02-12-2010, 05:44 PM #15
Such a sad story. I lived in Tallahassee for many years so I am very familiar with many of the areas being discussed. I hope they find her.